Update! Remake of The Big Valley Plans Louisiana Shooting LocationBy NotHoney on Aug 8 2010 | 21 Comments »
We have another update on the shooting of The Big Valley” starring Stephen Moyer. Filming has been postponed to the week of August 23. @LouisianaFilmTV tweeted: “The Big Valley is on hold until week of Aug. 23rd. Shooting now scheduled for Sept. 13 to Oct. 15. Making this fall in BR even nuttier.”
Sam Neill joins the cast of “The Big Valley,” according to the film’s Facebook page. Neill’s role will be Charles Crocker. Neill, has worked before with Stephen Moyer on the mini-series “Ice,” to be released this year. You can follow “The Big Valley” on Twitter for more updates: @BigValleyMovie
It’s ironic: the big-screen “The Big Valley” is all about the Southern Pacific Railroad tussling with ranchers in Calfornia’s San Joaquin Valley in the old west – but the picture’s being made in Baton Rouge, LA. Chalk it up to Louisiana’s inviting incentives for movie shooting – and California’s lack of same.
Jessica Lange is taking over the Barbara Stanwyk role of ranch matriarch Victoria Barkley in the feature, due to begin production next month. Lee Majors (who played Heath in the 1960s TV series) is also aboard, along with Bruce Dern, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Nicholson (as Audra), “True Blood’s” Stephen Moyer (as Jarrod), Jason Alan Smith (as Nick) and Travis Fimmel, the Aussie who starred alongside the late Patrick Swayze in “The Beast” (as Heath).